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DeSean Jackson continues to work against bullying

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Earlier this year, Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson and teammates Jamaal Jackson and Todd Herremans made a surprise appearance on The View, to the delight of 13-year-old bullying victim Nadin Khoury.  The experience had an impact on Jackson, who vowed to work against bullying.

And Jackson is.

Per Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, Jackson spent time last week in Northern California, speaking at schools and at San Quentin prison.

Jackson admitted to being a bully when he was young.  “Bullying is not going to make your mom proud,” Jackson told students at West Oakland’s McClymonds High School on Thursday.  “It’s not going to pay your bills.  It’s nothing to be proud of.”

It’s great that Jackson is trying to make a difference regarding one of the biggest problems confronting American youth.  Though it’s a phenomenon that can never be eliminated, he’s in a position to influence plenty of bullies to tone it down — and to inspire the victims of bullying to find ways to overcome difficult situations.

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22 Responses to “DeSean Jackson continues to work against bullying”
  1. armchairgm9 says: May 22, 2011 1:22 AM

    This almost makes up fir his terrible rap video.

  2. topeka1978 says: May 22, 2011 1:26 AM

    This is a great story to post as there are many children who are victims of bullying. I praise DeSean Jackson for helping our future generation of workers.

    It is nice to hear stories of NFL players using the lockout as a way to educate today’s youth.

  3. mykelane says: May 22, 2011 1:41 AM

    A picture of LaRon Laundry on the ground would have been a better choice, especially after his wannabe pre-game bullying

  4. cosanostra71 says: May 22, 2011 3:34 AM

    definitely respect him for doing this. Wish more players took up a cause like he has

  5. bcjim says: May 22, 2011 7:40 AM

    Dear Desean.

    Give me your DeLunch money or else.

    Sincerley,
    L. Landry

  6. commandercornpone says: May 22, 2011 8:15 AM

    interesting. must be a personal crusade, what with all the bullying he gets in the locker room after his goofy commentaries.

  7. thunderwhip2000 says: May 22, 2011 8:26 AM

    Wait a second…. Anti-bullying campaign coming from the guy who teases and torments players of the opposite team after (and sometimes during) every single play he makes?

    Hello, Kettle?……..this is the Pot

  8. Land Snark says: May 22, 2011 9:00 AM

    Sure. Trash talking to an opposing team player is bullying.

    Some of you should really stop by Wal-Mart and get a clue.

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    “he’s in a position to influence plenty of bullies to tone it down.”

    Yes, please bullying child. Don’t go for the atomic wedgie. A simple wedgie will do.

    C’mon man.

  9. blountforce says: May 22, 2011 9:10 AM

    topeka1978 says:
    May 22, 2011 1:26 AM
    This is a great story to post as there are many children who are victims of bullying. I praise DeSean Jackson for helping our future generation of workers.

    It is nice to hear stories of NFL players using the lockout as a way to educate today’s youth.

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    Great post….. and I’d love to know the one idiot that gave this a thumbs down

  10. enders9 says: May 22, 2011 9:54 AM

    thunderwhip2000 says: May 22, 2011 8:26 AM

    Wait a second…. Anti-bullying campaign coming from the guy who teases and torments players of the opposite team after (and sometimes during) every single play he makes?

    Hello, Kettle?……..this is the Pot

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    Trash talking/taunting after a football game and bullying are not even close to being the same thing.

    Did you even see what happened to the kid that DeSean met on The View? Please tell me how there is any comparison between what happened to that kid and the trash talking that DeSean does.

    Before, after, or during the game… trash talking happens all the time by most players of any sports team.

  11. melonnhead says: May 22, 2011 10:09 AM

    “We gonna sting they ass”

  12. bluefan204 says: May 22, 2011 11:16 AM

    Coming from a guy who continuously taunts the opposition whenever he touches the ball, I don’t put much stock in what he’s doing. Most people are bullies due to arrogance, which is exactly what he’s loaded with on the field. Thing is, it only takes one shot to drop a bully back down to earth, in which case they usually want to be your best friend afterwards, and prove to be nothing but scared little girls under the surface.

    In all seriousness, it’s great that he’s trying to educate the kids. Maybe it’ll do some good.

  13. romoscollarbone says: May 22, 2011 11:17 AM

    Desean Jackson is like 5’9 165lbs, I’m waiting for some big hoss HS kid to bully him, not realizing who he is, at the mall or something.

  14. patriotswin says: May 22, 2011 11:41 AM

    “Hey kids, I used to be a bully and now I’m making millions”

    I admire what he’s doing, but this is how kids interpret things. No matter what words he says to them.

  15. hobartbaker says: May 22, 2011 1:00 PM

    DeSean is living proof of the potential benefit of being the undersized kid who gets chased around the schoolyard every day by a bunch of much larger individuals.

  16. hobartbaker says: May 22, 2011 1:02 PM

    Afterwards, a large eighth grader came up to him, took his lunch, and made him hand over his brand new Nikes.

  17. JSpicoli says: May 22, 2011 1:26 PM

    There are real causes in this world.

    hunger
    war
    global b/k
    Disasters

    Bullying is not one of them.. It’s been going on, and people without issues have been getting over it, for 1000’s of years. Bullying is the pimple on the elephant’s butt and you all are breaking your arms patting yourselves on the back for caring about all the widdle kids. Awwww. If you are against it you must hate kids.

    Wrong, if you see bigger priorities in this world, and the need for a bunch of overly PC winers get over their butt hurt feelings, you have clear vison. You all are just hung up on the media flavor of the day.

    Now tell me how I hate kids.

  18. docredskin says: May 22, 2011 2:15 PM

    JSpicoli says:
    May 22, 2011 1:26 PM
    There are real causes in this world.

    hunger
    war
    global b/k
    Disasters

    Bullying is not one of them.. It’s been going on, and people without issues have been getting over it, for 1000′s of years. Bullying is the pimple on the elephant’s butt and you all are breaking your arms patting yourselves on the back for caring about all the widdle kids. Awwww. If you are against it you must hate kids.

    Wrong, if you see bigger priorities in this world, and the need for a bunch of overly PC winers get over their butt hurt feelings, you have clear vison. You all are just hung up on the media flavor of the day.

    Now tell me how I hate kids.

    Point well taken, but Jackson isn’t even a pimple on the butt of the elephant in terms of his importance to society, so if he can make endroads on one relatively small topic, good on him. Leave the larger issues to people who might be able to make in impact. No one will ever say that some glorified Willie Gault in Philadelphia wants the world to donate to the victims of the Alabama tornadoes so we all should, but he might, while butchering the language, so something to some kid that makes him think twice about tormenting another.

    At the very least, he’s not fighting dogs, cornering college girls in a bar bathroom, or fathering nine kids with eight women.

  19. enders9 says: May 22, 2011 2:38 PM

    JSpicoli says: May 22, 2011 1:26 PM

    There are real causes in this world.

    hunger
    war
    global b/k
    Disasters

    Bullying is not one of them.. It’s been going on, and people without issues have been getting over it, for 1000′s of years. Bullying is the pimple on the elephant’s butt and you all are breaking your arms patting yourselves on the back for caring about all the widdle kids. Awwww. If you are against it you must hate kids.

    Wrong, if you see bigger priorities in this world, and the need for a bunch of overly PC winers get over their butt hurt feelings, you have clear vison. You all are just hung up on the media flavor of the day.

    Now tell me how I hate kids.

    ——————————

    So because there are bigger issues, bullying is not an issue? Despite the fact that bullying has led to a ton of kids committing suicide. Hunger has been going on for thousands of years as well, and people have been getting over that. I guess by your own logic, Hunger is just another pimple of the elephants butt. War and disasters too, since they have been happening since the beginning of time and people have also gotten over those.

    Bullying may not be a major issue, but it is still an issue that deserves some attention.

    I don’t think you hate kids, I think you are a kid. Don’t worry, mommy and daddy won’t hate you forever.

  20. nocryinginbaseball07 says: May 22, 2011 2:59 PM

    “There are real causes in this world….bullying is not one of them.”

    Man, you could not be more wrong! Witness the state crackdowns on bullying and the growing number of suicides from bullying. It’s a serious issue which can ruin lives and futures, not something that everyone “gets over”. And why should D. Jackson not choose this as his cause, especially when there are still people out there who don’t get it? Good for him!

  21. norcaleagles says: May 22, 2011 7:41 PM

    BLUEFAN, You say that “most people are bullies due to arrogance”. Ha, man you sure like to take any shot you can at an Eagles player, even if you’re not making any sense. I would have to STRONGLY disagree with your statement. I think most bullies are bullies due to many insecurities within themselves, not because of arrogance. You couldn’t be any further from the truth. Maaaan, you’re an idiot!

  22. Land Snark says: May 23, 2011 1:08 PM

    Bullying isn’t a major issue in the world? What world are we talking about, and in what dimension do you live in?

    Bullying is not just considered childhood hazing. The Federal government has passed legislation that now makes bullying and harassment an infringement of an individual’s civil rights!

    If Jackson wants to take time to campaign for ending bullying then more power to him.

    If he can make and impact for even a few kids then the world is already a better place.

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